Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Dew You

Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44.00 for 0.80 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The shimmer was fine enough that it didn’t read metallic when sheered out, but it was buildable enough that it could be nearly metallic when layered on the skin. Overall, the pigmentation was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, depending on application method, but to get higher coverage, it would be best to apply one layer, allow that to dry, and then pat on additional product.

The formula is supposed to be a “gel-cream” that can be used on “the skin directly” or “added into” base products (like foundation or primer). It’s supposed to “build for the ultimate sheen.” That gel texture made it easy to spread without it sheering out immediately, but it also meant that one “pump” was far more product than one would need for spot highlighting (e.g. cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and so forth) and was more in line with what you might use to mix in with a base product. There was a very subtle coconut scent to it, but it wasn’t particularly sweet and was more toned down compared to the Coconut Face Primer. I had no trouble blending this product out on bare skin, over liquid foundation, or patted over powder highlighter. It wore well for nine hours on me as a standalone highlighter, and it did not impact the wear of my foundation (I used it with Tarte and Guerlain).

This was unexpectedly large–or conversely, unexpectedly cheap given the size–and can easily be used regularly for mixing with base products or all-over the body (in fact, you’ll want to in order to finish a bottle!). I think it is particularly spectacular mixed with body lotion or even dabbed and blended across shoulders and decolletage for an all-over glow. It actually seemed like a perfect mix between typical liquid highlighter (often quite sheer and subtle) and some of the more intense, metallic powder highlighters out there. That being said, the color and effect are easily duped by a number of powder products, so unless the gel-cream texture is something you’ve been looking for, you might have something like this in your stash.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$45.00/0.8 oz. - $56.25 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “gel-cream” that can be used on “the skin directly” or “added into” base products (like foundation or primer). It’s supposed to “build for the ultimate sheen.” That gel texture made it easy to spread without it sheering out immediately, but it also meant that one “pump” was far more product than one would need for spot highlighting (e.g. cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and so forth) and was more in line with what you might use to mix in with a base product.

There was a very subtle coconut scent to it, but it wasn’t particularly sweet and was more toned down compared to the Coconut Face Primer. I had no trouble blending this product out on bare skin, over liquid foundation, or patted over powder highlighter. It wore well for nine hours on me as a standalone highlighter, and it did not impact the wear of my foundation (I used it with Tarte and Guerlain).

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Tromethamine, Parfum/Fragrance, Lecithin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol, Simethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Butylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Panthenol, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Coumarin, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
  • Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Sateen Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Earthquake Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
  • Bite Beauty Champagne Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

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A Avatar

Wish Marc Jacobs was available here, I really like the sound of the formula, and how it looks – at least it’s permanent, so I may get a chance to check it out in the future.

Makura Avatar

I’ve been curious about this. How does this compare to the Becca Backlight Priming Filter? Does the glowiness show through a matte foundation, at all? Thanks for the review:)

Katherine T. Avatar

I’m already a big fan of the MJ Full Coverage Foundation and their Coconut Primer (for winter), but I find a lot of highlighters don’t mix well with the foundation, so I’m thinking this highlighter could be a good fit. The products aren’t cheap but you need so little (only need a drop of each) that a bottle lasts a long, long time.

dani Avatar

I am debating between buying the CoverFX Custom Drops and this because they seem to achieve a similar effect with similar application – how do these two compare?

P Jill Avatar

IYO, How does this compare to the Estee Edit Morning Light Flash illuminator? (although its kind of late, because I ran out to get this MJ a half hour ago)
Ugh! Highlighter/Illuminator overload. When I look at the dupe lists, I usually have purchased 3 of them already. Thankfully, I have 2 daughters.

Silvia Avatar

Oh, I would be all over this one. Seems to be right up my alley. But can’t justify purchasing it. with the stuff I already own 🙁

WildDove Avatar

Love the sound of these Marc Jacobs coconut products! (Planning a Sephora haul for April. In the meantime, I need to get over there and try these on to get a better feel for them.)

Christine Avatar

Sort of, but I would consider this to have more coverage than Becca’s liquid highlighters. It would depend on the coverage level, type of foundation, and your personal preference for shimmer – again, this one is more shimmery and higher coverage compared to Becca’s liquid highlighters, which are very, very sheer.

Nancy T Avatar

I’m not sure how on earth I didn’t see this beauty earlier today, but that’s what I get for working my way backwards! This is an EXCELLENT deal and a really pretty mixer to add a little luminosity! Now to chose between this one and the CoverFX one….I am partial to the scent of coconut? But I love the idea of having a Butterfly Beach dupe in a liquid?

Helene Avatar

This looks like a lovely product. I like the almost understated shimmer. I’m not really a mixing person, but this made me want to try it. I think it will look stunning on shoulders, arms, legs and so on. Sort of like the Charlotte Tillbury product whatefer it’s called, but a bit more understated, depending of course on how much you use and blend.
I don’t need this, but i sure want it.

Megan Avatar

Great review! It looks beautiful on you! I noticed that silicone is towards the top of the ingredient list (BTW – I really appreciate that you post those!). When you apply the product, can you feel the “slip” of the silicone, like you often can in primer-style products?

A.S. Avatar

I am debating whether to buy this or TF fire lust illuminator. Which would you advise?
For reference, if it helps, I have light skin with pink undertones.

Sarah Avatar

Hi Christine, I recently purchased the Cover FX in moonstone (works well) that I use on my face and then I purchased sunlight that I was hoping to use with body moisturiser for a skin glow but within a couple of hours I’m only left with glitter on my skin, which is not what I was after. How does the MJ Dew Drops wear on the body? Do you have any other recommendations for a gentle body sheen? Many thanks, Sarah

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